Gilsland Bits & Pieces

Gilsland is a small village of around 400 souls, situated uncomfortably astride the Northumberland / Cumbria border – which is here defined by the River Irthing and its tributary the Poltross Burn.

Gilsland contains many interesting and historic buildings and other sites, but as most fail to fall into officially approved “heritage” periods or myths they are rarely mentioned.

The area is also fascinating geologically as fossiliferous, coal-bearing Lower Carboniferous limestones, sandstones and shales outcrop in river gorges and crags.

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